Matthew Barber

Matthew Barber and Jill Barber - The Family Album (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at April 5, 2016
Matthew Barber and Jill Barber - The Family Album (2016)

Matthew Barber and Jill Barber - The Family Album (2016)
Indie Pop, Folk, Singer/Songwriter | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:41:42 | 101 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Outside Music | Release Year: 2016

Those family albums inspired the title of the record you are holding in your hands or playing on your stereo right now. It’s something that has, in a way, been a lifetime in the making - even if it was just an idea to file away for the future. We may not have come from a musical family but we’ve made it a musical family, and a brother and sister who love to sing together really ought to make a record. An incredibly talented group of musicians and sound engineers enabled us to realize our vision and have a great time doing it, and the result is the album now before you: The Family Album. We hope you enjoy it.

Jill Barber - For All Time (2006)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at Feb. 8, 2015
Jill Barber - For All Time (2006)

Jill Barber - For All Time (2006)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 11 Tracks | 42:11 | 97 MB
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop, Folk | Label: Baudelaire

At first listen, Halifax, Nova Scotia-based singer/songwriter Jill Barber sounds like merely the latest in a lineage that stretches back at least as far as her fellow Canadian Joni Mitchell. Her debut album For All Time is a familiar blend of folk, country, soft rock, and occasional torchy jazz influences, along with one oddball ringer, the Melanie-style Tin Pan Alley throwback (complete with tootling clarinet!) "When I'm Makin' Love to You." That playful tune is an early indication that Barber isn't interested in being just the next Norah Jones, and closer listens reveal a stronger talent…
Gil Shaham, LSO, Andre Previn - Samuel Barber & Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concertos (1994)

Samuel Barber & Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concertos (1994)
Gil Shaham, violin; London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by André Previn

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 439 886-2 | Time: 01:01:10

This sparkling suite for violin and piano came into being when the composer had to adapt his incidental score for a production of Shakespeare's play to the impending absence of the chamber orchestral. The result is a brilliant piece for violin and piano, which the composer quickly released in a four-movement version. There are other recordings of the chamber orchestra suite in five-movements that duplicate only three of the movements of this version. Violinist Gil Shaham and pianist André Previn are ideal partners in this brilliant performance. The four movements allow Shaham to show four sides of his violinist's personality: He skips and plays in carefree fashion in the opening movement, indulges in the grotesquery and parody of the second, gets to play the romantic in the garden scene of the third movement, and dazzles with virtuosity in the final hornpipe. Previn's part is more than mere accompaniment; the piano often has a large part of the mood of the music and his contribution is, to use a word already employed here, ideal.

Patricia Barber - Verse (2002) [MFSL UDSACD 2027] Repost  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 24, 2016
Patricia Barber - Verse (2002) [MFSL UDSACD 2027] Repost

Patricia Barber - Verse (2002)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2005 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDSACD 2027 | ~ 294 or 138 Mb | Scans Included
Jazz, Post Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Vocal

Pianist/vocalist Patricia Barber is the Alanis Morissette of the jazz world. Her serpentine, poetic songs teeter between deftly witty and awkwardly Latinate. Each album is more ambitious than the last, taking her deeper into avant-garde territory both lyrically and instrumentally. Verse is no exception…

Patricia Barber - Nightclub (2000) [MFSL UDSACD 2004]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 20, 2016
Patricia Barber - Nightclub (2000) [MFSL UDSACD 2004]

Patricia Barber - Nightclub (2000)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2002 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDSACD 2004 | ~ 315 or 148 Mb | Scans Included
Jazz, Post Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Vocal

Chicago native and classically trained pianist Patricia Barber's sixth album is a collection of downtempo standards, perfect for a rainy day. Taking on classics like "Autumn Leaves," "I Fall in Love Too Easily," "Bye Bye Blackbird," or even "Alfie" is always a risk, but her confident vocals and interpretations eradicate any doubt that she is a master…
Patricia Barber - Cafe Blue (1994) [MFSL, UDSACD 2002] Repost

Patricia Barber - Cafe Blue (1994)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2002 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDSACD 2002 | ~ 315 or 149 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 46 Mb
Jazz, Post Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Vocal

Patricia Barber, who is both a fine keyboardist and an atmospheric singer, contributes roughly half of the material to her Premonition debut. Her dark voice and the generally esoteric program takes awhile to get used to (listeners will have to be patient), but after two or three listens, this thought-provoking and rather moody set becomes more accessible…

Patricia Barber - Modern Cool (1998) [MFSL, UDSACD 2003]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 29, 2016
Patricia Barber - Modern Cool (1998) [MFSL, UDSACD 2003]

Patricia Barber - Modern Cool (1998)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2002 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDSACD 2003 | ~ 398 or 184 Mb | Scans Included
Jazz, Post Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Vocal

The dark, smoky voice of Patricia Barber is quite haunting. On Modern Cool, she mostly sings downbeat songs at slow tempos. All but three songs are her own originals, and they deal with such subject matter as an "homage to beauty" that seems to connect painting one's face with prostitution, loneliness, mindless conformity, the "Postmodern Blues," and other such topics…
Polyphony, Stephen Layton - American Polyphony: Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Thompson (2015)

Polyphony, Stephen Layton - American Polyphony: Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Thompson (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 354 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67929 | Time: 01:14:08

An all-too-rare new recording from Polyphony and Stephen Layton presents highlights from the choral repertoire by four twentieth-century American giants: Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and Randall Thompson. Framed by Thompson’s understated favourites Alleluia and Fare Well, the programme includes Bernstein’s Missa brevis, Copland’s early set of four motets, and—of course—Barber’s inimitable Agnus Dei.

Patricia Barber - Smash (2013) {MFSL}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 30, 2016
Patricia Barber - Smash (2013) {MFSL}

Patricia Barber - Smash (2013) {MFSL}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 248MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 143MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Vocal Jazz

Patricia Barber is a crack jazz pianist, an innovative composer, a singular vocal stylist, and among the most original lyricists/song-poets to come down the pipe in 40 years. Her use of metaphor and metonymy is woven inextricably into her trademark melodies, which create mental and sonic images that evoke insight and emotion. Smash, Barber's debut for Concord, is comprised of original material performed by an excellent band that includes guitarist John Kregor, bassist Larry Kohut, and drummer Jon Deitemyer.

Patricia Barber - Modern Cool (1998)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 14, 2016
Patricia Barber - Modern Cool (1998)

Patricia Barber - Modern Cool (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 399 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | Label: Premonition Records/Blue Note | # 7243 5 21811 2 4 | Time: 01:07:47

Chicago pianist and vocalist Patricia Barber is making lots of ears burn. Her torch song touch speaks volumes to jazz vocal fanatics, but she has an adventuresome side that speaks likewise to fans of woollier jazz. Barber's vocal delivery is swaggering and burnished, always angling against oddball time signatures and often dropping weird lyrical science. From e.e. cummings poems, Barber moves into prescient observations on our society: "For company in the 21st century," she sings, "I go to the club, talk through the show / I'm so hip there's nothing about jazz / That I don't know." Trumpeter Dave Douglas and guitarist John McLean add a sharp edge, and the Choral Thunder Vocal Choir give Modern Cool soul-drenched dynamics that push the CD into the realm of instant classics.